Honor Flight Buffalo To Offer Vets Flights
Honor Flight Buffalo will begin its fourth year of flying World War II veterans on May 11 and June 15.
Honor Flight Buffalo is a not-for-profit all-volunteer charity organization that flies World War II veterans to see the memorial in Washington, D.C. This one-day trip is a way of saying thank you to all those who served. Anyone interested in being a part of our “mail call” please address a letter of thanks to veteran, Honor Flight Buffalo PO Box 338, Buffalo, NY 14223-0338.
The World War II Memorial was dedicated in 2004 – 59 years after the war ended. Honor Flight’s mission is to fly America’s Veteran’s Free of Charge to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Statistics indicate the United States is losing these heroes at a rate of approximately 850 per day. The cost to send one veteran is currently $375. Through the generosity and support of the Buffalo Community, Honor Flight Buffalo has successfully escorted 265 World War II Veterans since its inception on ten Honor Flight Buffalo trips.
To welcome home the greatest generation, flight times will be posted at honorflightbuffalo.org.
Co-founded by sisters Lisa A. Wylie, president, and Jo-Anne Wylie vice president, they along with Charles D. Dunkle soon realized the organization’s national office had greater than 200 World War II veterans in the Buffalo area on a waiting list ready to make this journey to see their memorial. In 2009, Honor Flight Buffalo became an “official” Hub of the Honor Flight Network and formed in honor and in memory of the Wylie sister’s Dad ~ S/SGT Robert P. Wylie, U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II veteran and charter member of the building of the World War Memorial who never had the privilege of seeing his memorial.